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Graham-Cumming J. The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science & Technology Come Alive

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Graham-Cumming J. The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science & Technology Come Alive
Sebastopol, CA; "O’Reilly Media", 2009, -544 p.
The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique traveler's guide, you'll discover 128 destinations around the world where breakthroughs in science, mathematics, or technofogy occurred—or are happening now. See the world's.
Largest science museum in Munich; watch Foucault's pendulum swinging in Paris; ponder a descendant of Newton's apple tree at Trinity College, Cambridge; and much more.
Each site in The Geek Atlas focuses on discoveries or inventions, and includes information about the people and the science behind them. Full of interesting photos and illustrations, the book is organized geographically by country (by state within the U.S.), and comes complete with latitudes and longitudes for GPS devices.
Destinations include:
Bietchley Park in the UK, where the Enigma code was broken.
The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England.
The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, where the Big Bang theory was confirmed.
The National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland.
The Trinity Test site in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was exploded.
The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California
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Every site in this book has genuine scientific, mathematical, or technological interest—places guaranteed to make every geek's heart beat a little faster.
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